Lactose Powder - Pharma Grade 1kg & 25kg CARTONS
Made To BP Pharmaceutical Requirements
Our Lactose powder is made to pharmaceutical requirements. Unlike standard food grade Lactose powder our Lactose powder can be used in food & beverage and pharmaceutical applications. This Lactose powder is ideal for brewing as it will not turn the solution cloudy, making it a favourite with British breweries. Lactose powder is mainly used in milk-based chocolate and sweets. Lactose powder may be used to partily replace skimmed milk powder in certain products. Our 1kg foil pouches of lactose powder are also very popular with hospitals carrying out tests on patients. Our Lactose powder is high quality re-fined type.
Lactose accounts for between 2-8% of milk (by weight), and while it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Association, it should be avoided by those with a milk or lactose allergy. Lactose powder is derived from milk, and is a carbohydrate.
Lactose powder has many numerous uses. It can also be used as a stabliser and in baked goods. Trade Ingredients lactose powder is also used by many hospitals to test for lactose intolerance in patients.
Generally regarded as safe, but should be avoided by anyone with a milk or lactose allergy.
Lactose powder is a carbohydrate derived from milk.
It is commonly added to baked goods, as a stabiliser, as well as a sweetness and flavour regulator.
It is generally regarded as safe, but should be avoided by anyone with a milk or lactose allergy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Can this Lactose powder be used for brewing beer?
Yes, we supply our Lactose to brew houses large and small. Lactose powder is not fully fermentable in beer yeast - providing body and sweetness rather than converting to alcohol. Lactose is commonly used in sweet stouts and can provide a nice balance to the bittering hops.
Question: When should you add Lactose when brewing for maximum affect?
This depends almost entirely on the recipe, however a good starting point would be 10 minutes before the end of the boil.